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on american troops at a checkpoint, killing four u.s. service members. and it comes as we learn nor details about that other attack by the taliban on a separate base in afghanistan. there, the attackers dressed in american uniformed killed two marines and set eight fighter jets ablaze. abc's mohamed lila has the latest. >> reporter: david, many american soldiers here are on edge tonight. four more u.s. troops killed by the very afghan policemen that they're working alongside. it comes after the taliban launched one of the biggest ever attacks against a coalition base. it's supposed to be one of the safest bases in the country. so fortified, no one could ever breach it. on friday night, the unthinkable happened. 15 taliban fighters wearing american uniforms blew a hole through the outer wall. storming inside with automatic rifles, suicide velss and grenade launchers. >> the taliban were able to execute this attack in a quite professional manner. they were able to pose as farmers and watching how the marines worked on base, where they worked. >> reporter: all coalition bases here in afghanist
in some spots. going to stick with us. detroit, mid 60s tomorrow. washington, d.c. starts their week at 70. don't worry. you'll be in the upper 70s by the end of the week. >> ginger zee with us tonight. thank you. >>> we're going to move now to that new threat from iran this evening. a top commander in iran's revolution their guard says iran could strike on israel if iran is sure israel is about to attack. he went on to say that any attack on iranian soil could trigger, quote, world war iii. >>> and the concerns in this country about iran going to war where behind an unprecedented show of naval force today in the persian gulf. abc's nick schifrin reports in from the region tonight. >> reporter: officially, it's a defensive exercise, but it's actually a very loud warning to iran. more than 20 ships, sailors from 30 countries, a massive buildup to convince iran not to close this strait if israel attacks iran's nuclear program. is the threat that israel would go to war with iran and iran would mine these waters? >> the there fleet's there. my job is to make sure that this crew is ready for an
cameras that scan our faces as we walk by. here's abc's reena ninan now. >> looks like we got a head. >> u.s. marshals. >> reporter: you've seen it on tv. >> got a facial recognition match on the father. >> reporter: and in the movies for years. now it may soon be coming to a city near you, the fbi's billion dollar project will use available surveillance cameras to scan faces and match those images against their national database of known criminals. dubbed the next generation identification program, face recognition, dna, iris scans and voice identification will make it harder for the most wanted to hide. some worry about the potential to invade privacy, others believe it's a crime-fighting tool whose time has come. >> you've got to go after them where they are, and you've got to go after them smart with intelligence and special operations type units. >> reporter: and as we approach the anniversary of september 11th, a new bulletin obtained from abc news from law enforcement says officials have been told of a decline in 9/11 messaging by al qaeda, but warned "lone offender threats are still
. it was a terrible crash in the '50s that led to new rules. planes must now stay 500 to 1,500 feet away from crowds and avoid flying toward people. >> there hasn't been a spectator fatality since 1962. that's because of the strict rules that have been in place for nearly 60 years. >> reporter: but there are new rules when it comes to the world of air races after this crash last september. a p-51 mustang slams into the crowd in nevada. 11 people were killed. federal investigators found the plane had performance modifications that were undocumented and untested. this spring, the ntsb called for stricter rules, more training for pilots, and changes to the racecourse, to better avoid spectators. >> you're going to see people flying planes to the edge of the envelope, and that means also there's just a bit of assumed risk for any audience member. >> reporter: for many, a thrill with a risk worth taking. clayton sandell, abc news. >> clayton, thank you. >>> now to the drama on the shores of new england. more beaches have been closed this labor day weekend due to sharks. this after a lifeless great white
a serviceman. the 2,000th u.s. military death since the war began. muhammad lila is in the region tonight. >> reporter: some officials are describing this as a firefight between american troops and the very afghan soldiers they were working alongside. for reasons that aren't yet clear it appears as though there were some sort of confrontation at one of the many checkpoints american troops are often stationed at. there was an exchange of gunfire. at first the coalition called it an insider attack at the hands of afghan forces. but later they said the taliban might have been involved. now whatever the reason, the 2,000th american killed in afghanistan is certainly a very grim milestone. this comes just as we are days away from the 11-year anniversary of combat in afghanistan and there is another number to consider, 68,000 american troops are now in afghanistan increasingly under threat not just from theiren economies but also their so-called allies. david? >> muhammad lila in the region, thank you. >>> and from the war in afghanistan to an eruption of deadly violence in iraq, 26 people were
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